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Nov 29, 2017

Last night Angel Olsen kicked off her latest tour at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, VA. During the set she covered the David Bowie classic "Five Years," the opening track to 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. More

Album of the Week: Angel Olsen

Phases Out Now via Jagjaguwar

Nov 10, 2017

Phases is the name of Angel Olsen's new release, and that might seem to be accurate enough when you consider it's a collection of rarities that span the St. Louis songstress' burgeoning career. More

Nov 10, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new album, MY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. While she hasn't announced its follow-up album yet, today (via Jagjaguwar) she released Phases, a new collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos, including some previously unreleased tracks. Now you can stream the whole album. More

Nov 06, 2017

This Friday, November 10 (via Jagjaguwar) Angel Olsen is releasing Phases, a new collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos, including some previously unreleased tracks. Now she has shared another song from Phases, "Sans," which is a previously unreleased home demo from 2015. She also performed the song on Morning Becomes Eclectic, on the Los Angeles public radio station KCRW. More

Angel Olsen Shares Self-Directed Video for “Special”

Phases Due Out November 10 via Jagjaguwar

Oct 24, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new album, MY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. While she hasn't announced its follow-up album yet, on November 10 (via Jagjaguwar) she is releasing Phases, a new collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos, including some previously unreleased tracks. More

Oct 23, 2017

Last year Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen teamed up with Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) to release a collaborative albumI Had a Dream That You Were Mine, via Glassnote. Then a couple of weeks back he shared a brand new song, "Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)," that featured the guest vocals of Angel OlsenMore

Oct 12, 2017

Last year Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen teamed up with Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) to release a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, via Glassnote. Now he has shared a brand new song, "Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)," that features the guest vocals of Angel OlsenMore

8 Best Songs of the Week: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morrissey, CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Angel Olsen, TORRES, Stars, Cults, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2017

We're back down to eight Songs of the Week, after promising last week to stick with a Top 10 for awhile. But it was a slow week for new tracks. Still, there were some clear gems this week, as you will see below, with an easy choice for top song.  More

Sep 21, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new album, MY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. While she hasn't announced its follow-up album yet, she has announced Phases, a new collection of B-sides, rarities, and demos, including some previously unreleased tracks that's due out November 10 via Jagjaguwar.  More

Aug 11, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new albumMY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 listMore

Jun 02, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new albumMY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. Now she has announced some more tour dates for this summer and fall.  More

Austin City Limits 2017 Lineup: Gorillaz, The xx, Angel Olsen, First Aid Kit, Spoon, and More

Plus: Glass Animals, Cut Copy, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chance the Rapper, Solange, The Killers, Run the Jewels, Car Seat Headrest, and Others

May 04, 2017

Austin City Limits have announced the lineup of their 2017 festival to go down in the Texas capitol this October. The event is headlined by Gorillaz, The xx, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Killers, Martin Garrix, and Chance the Rapper.  More

FYF Fest 2017 Lineup: Frank Ocean, Björk, Nine Inch Nails, Missy Elliott, Angel Olsen, and More

Grandaddy, Run the Jewels, Perfume Genius, MGMT, Iggy Pop, Slowdive, Little Dragon, Solange, The Drums, and Many Others Set for Los Angeles Fest in July

Mar 21, 2017

FYF Fest has announced its 2017 lineup. The event is due to take place July 21 to 23 at Los Angeles' Exposition Park. The headliners are Nine Inch Nails, Frank Ocean, Missy Elliott (her only 2017 show), and Björk.  More

Angel Olsen Covers Connie Francis’ “Who’s Sorry Now” for “The Man in the High Castle” Soundtrack

Resistance Radio: The Man in the High Castle Album Due Out April 7 via 30th Century/Columbia

Mar 16, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new album, MY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. Now she has covered the Connie Francis classic "Who's Sorry Now" for the soundtrack to Amazon's TV seriesThe Man in the High Castle.  More

Feb 14, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new albumMY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. Last night she stopped by Conan to perform MY WOMAN track "Give It Up. More

Watch: Angel Olsen – “Pops” Video

MY WOMAN Out Now via Jagjaguwar

Jan 24, 2017

In 2016 Angel Olsen released a fantastic new album, MY WOMAN, via Jagjaguwar. It made it to #3 on Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2016 list. Now she has shared a video for the album's "Pops." More

Angel Olsen Shares New Song, “Fly on Your Wall,” For “Our First 100 Days” Anti-Trump Project

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Jan 20, 2017

Angel Olsen has shared a brand new song, "Fly on Your Wall," as the first offering in the "Our First 100 Days" anti-President Donald Trump project.  More

New Anti-Donald Trump Compilation Features Angel Olsen, Jens Lekman, Toro Y Moi, Mitski, and More

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Trump's Presidency

Jan 13, 2017

During the election many indie rock musicians released anti-Donald Trump songs and likely assumed, like many liberals and Hillary Clinton supporters did, that Trump didn't have a strong chance of winning.  More

Angel Olsen Announces New Tour Dates

MY WOMAN Out Now via Jagjaguwar

Sep 13, 2016

Angel Olsen released her excellent new album, MY WOMAN, a couple of weeks back via Jagjaguwar. Previously she had shared videos for the album's first three singles, "Intern," "Shut Up Kiss Me," and "Sister." More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We've done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer SocietyMore

Sep 07, 2016

Cass McCombs released his great new album, Mangy Love, a couple of weeks back via ANTI- (his first for the label). When the album was first announced he shared its funky first single, "Opposite House," which features backing vocals from Angel OlsenMore

Watch Angel Olsen Perform “Shut Up Kiss Me” on “Colbert”

MY WOMAN Due Out This Friday via Jagjaguwar

Aug 30, 2016

Angel Olsen is releasing a new album, MY WOMAN, this Friday (September 2) via Jagjaguwar. Previously she had shared videos for the album's first three singles, "Intern," "Shut Up Kiss Me," and "Sister."  More

Watch: Angel Olsen – “Sister” Video

MY WOMAN Due Out September 2 via Jagjaguwar

Aug 24, 2016

Angel Olsen is releasing a new album, MY WOMAN, on September 2 via Jagjaguwar. Previously she had shared videos for the album's first two singles, "Intern" and "Shut Up Kiss Me." Now she has shared another song from the album, the eight-minute long "Sister," via its video. Olsen self-directed the album's first two videos, but this time she co-directed with Conor Hagen. It features the singer/songwriter/guitarist wandering around Los Angeles and the California desert of Joshua Tree. More

Watch: Angel Olsen - “Shut Up Kiss Me” Video

MY WOMAN Due Out September 2 via Jagjaguwar

Jun 29, 2016

Angel Olsen is releasing a new album, MY WOMAN, on September 2 via Jagjaguwar. Previously she had shared a video for the album's first single, "Intern." Now here's the album's second single, "Shut Up Kiss Me," via its video. In it Olsen roller-skates in a roller rink while wearing a silver wig and singing the song, as well as hanging out in a car.  More

Angel Olsen Announces New Album and Tour Dates

MY WOMAN Due Out September 2 via Jagjaguwar

Jun 06, 2016

Angel Olsen recently shared a mysterious new video to the YouTube account of her label, Jagjaguwar, that was determined to be for a new song entitled "Intern" potentially from an album named MY WOMAN. Now Olsen has officially announced the album.  More

Jun 01, 2016

Angel Olsen has shared a mysterious new video to the YouTube account of her label, Jagjaguwar. Stereogum has done some detective work and says it's a video for a new song entitled "Intern" and is likely from her next album, which may or may not be titled My Woman. More

May 24, 2016

Cass McCombs has announced a new album, Mangy Love, and shared its first single, "Opposite House," which features Angel OlsenMangy Love is due out August 26 via ANTI-. Rob Schnapf and Dan Horne produced the album. McCombs has also announced some tour dates.  More

Apr 27, 2016

Wilco have announced some more tour dates. The June and August dates will include support from Kurt Vile and The Violators, Angel Olsen, William Tyler, Lucinda Williams, and Richard Tyler, depending on the show.  More

Listen: Angel Olsen – “May As Well”

The Deluxe Edition of Burn Your Fire For No Witness is Out Nov 18

Oct 29, 2014

“May as Well” is a heartfelt solo track from the upcoming deluxe reissue of Angel Olsen’s Burn Your fire For No Witness More

Sep 16, 2014

Later this fall Jagjaguwar will release a deluxe edition of Angel Olsen's Burn Your Fire For No Witness. More

Jun 17, 2014

Last night Angel Olsen was welcomed as the musical guest on the Late Show with David Letterman. More

How to Dress Well Covers Taking Back Sunday, Duets With Angel Olsen

"What Is This Heart?" is out June 24 via Weird World

May 28, 2014

We have one month to go until the release of "What is This Heart?," Tom Krell’s third album under the How to Dress Well name.   More

Watch: Angel Olsen - “High & Wild” Live Video

Burn Your Fire For No Witness Is Out Now On Jagjaguwar

May 15, 2014

Here’s all you need to know—Angel Olsen is kinda awesome. More

Feb 10, 2014

Next week Feb. 18 will see the release of several notable new albums. Among the most anticipated is Angel Olsen's sophomore album Burn Your Fire for No Witness, the follow-up to her 2012 debut Half Way Home. More

Listen: Angel Olsen - “White Fire”

Burn Your Fire for No Witness Out Feb. 18

Feb 07, 2014

Poised to release her brand new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness next week on Feb. 18, singer/songwriter Angel Olsen has shared another track off the effort titled "White Fire." More

Watch: Angel Olsen - “Hi-Five” Video

Announces New Tour Dates

Feb 03, 2014

On Feb. 18 Angel Olsen will release her brand new album Burn Your Fire for No Witness. More

Listen: Angel Olsen – “Hi-Five”

Burn Your Fire For No Witness is Due 2/18 Via Jagjaguwar

Jan 09, 2014

We’ve already heard “Forgiven/Forgotten,” the first single from Angel Olsen’s rough and tumble sophomore album Burn Your Fire For No Witness (due out February 18 via Jagjaguwar). Now you can take a listen to the second single “Hi-Five.”  More

Watch: Angel Olsen - “Forgiven/Forgotten”

Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Dec 05, 2013

Check out the lo-fi video for “Forgiven/Forgotten,” the first single from Angel Olsen’s recently announced album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness. More

Nov 14, 2013

Angel Olsen will release her new album Burn Your Fire For No Witness in early 2014 via Jagjaguwar. More

Bonnie “Prince” Billy Set to Release New Album

'Wolfroy Goes to Town' Due October 4 on Drag City

Sep 06, 2011

Everyone's favorite hirsute troubadour/actor Will Oldham, AKA Bonnie "Prince" Billy, has announced the Fall release of his newest album Wolfroy Goes to Town. We have the details. More


Interviews

Angel Olsen

No One's Woman

Nov 30, 2016

Angel Olsen's last album, 2014's Burn Your Fire for No Witness, was the sound of her breaking free. Filled with brash songs and strong statements, a certain pent-up aggression present in even its softer moments, the album broke her out of the mold that had previously characterized her art.  More

Angel Olsen

A Change Has Come

Apr 18, 2014

The year 2014 is ramping up to be a big one for Angel Olsen. February saw the release of Olsen's sophomore album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, her first with the   Jagjaguwar label. More


Reviews

Phases

Phases

Jagjaguwar

Nov 09, 2017

There is something about the way Angel Olsen's voice crackles, howls, and pulsates that gets right into your bones. More

MY WOMAN

MY WOMAN

Jagjaguwar

Sep 01, 2016

Angel Olsen threw a curve ball by announcing MY WOMAN with the "Intern" video. Clad in a silver wig, her unmistakable voice was present, but it was served over a warbling synth backdrop, simultaneously both uneasy and familiar, like an Angelo Badalamenti score. More

Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Burn Your Fire For No Witness

Jagjaguwar

Feb 17, 2014

One of the most striking things about Angel Olsen's solo work to date might be the fact that she initially made her bones utilizing her enviable pipes harmonizing with Will Oldham and as one of Emmett Kelly's Cairo Gang. On her own, her songs and delivery are so cocksure that it's no small wonder how she was ever able to comparatively keep her vocal and compositional lights under bushels. More

Angel Olsen at Studio 34, Philadelphia, PA, November 13, 2012

Nov 20, 2012

On Tuesday night in Philadelphia, Folkadelphia, the online radio show of local station WXPN, arranged an intimate acoustic show at West Philly's Studio 34 yoga/healing/arts center. The show featured newcomer Brendan Codey, Philadelphia folk institution Meg Baird, and headliner Angel Olsen. More

Strange Cacti EP

Strange Cacti EP

Bathetic

Apr 26, 2011

Angel Olsen has played in a couple projects with Will Oldham, but her own musical style highlights a creative spirit more in line with such jazz singers as Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. Prepare to be amazed. More